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Definition of the noun alliance

What does alliance mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: alliances

  1. the state of being allied or confederated
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • synonym of alliance: confederation
    • more generic words: coalition / fusion = the state of being combined into one body
  2. a connection based on kinship or marriage or common interest
    • example: the shifting alliances within a large family
    • lexical domain: Relations - nouns denoting relations between people or things or ideas
    • synonym of alliance: bond
    • more generic words: connectedness / connection / connexion = a relation between things or events
    • more specific term: silver cord = the emotional bond between a mother and her offspring
  3. an organization of people (or countries) involved in a pact or treaty
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • synonyms of alliance: alignment / alinement / coalition
    • more generic words: organisation / organization = a group of people who work together
    • more specific terms:
      • combination = an alliance of people or corporations or countries for a special purpose
      • allies = an alliance of nations joining together to fight a common enemy
      • axis / bloc = a group of countries in special alliance
      • Allies = in World War I the alliance of Great Britain and France and Russia and all the other nations that became allied with them in opposing the Central Powers
      • Central Powers = in World War I the alliance of Germany and Austria-Hungary and other nations allied with them in opposing the Allies
      • Allies = the alliance of nations that fought the Axis in World War II and which (with subsequent additions) signed the charter of the United Nations in 1945
      • Axis = in World War II the alliance of Germany and Italy in 1936 which later included Japan and other nations
      • entente cordiale / entente = an informal alliance between countries
      • popular front = a leftist coalition organized against a common opponent
      • international organisation / international organization / global organization / world organisation / world organization = an international alliance involving many different countries
      • Northern Alliance / United Front = a multiethnic alliance in Afghanistan who practice a moderate form of Islam and are united in their opposition to the Taliban
    • member: ally = a friendly nation
  4. a formal agreement establishing an association or alliance between nations or other groups to achieve a particular aim
  5. the act of forming an alliance or confederation
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonym of alliance: confederation
    • more generic term: group action = action taken by a group of people

Alternative definition of the noun alliance


  1. [uncountable] The state of being allied; the act of allying or uniting; a union or connection of interests between families, states, parties, etc., especially between families by marriage and states by compact, treaty, or league; as, matrimonial alliances; an alliance between church and state; an alliance between France and England.
  2. [countable] Any union resembling that of families or states; union by relationship in qualities; affinity.
  3. The persons or parties allied. --Udall.
  4. [countable] A treaty between nations for their mutual advantage


  1. Alliance is a city in Stark and Mahoning counties in the U.S. state of Ohio. The population was 22,322 at the 2010 census. Alliance's nickname is "The Carnation City", and the city is home to the University of Mount Union.
  2. Alliance is a city in Box Butte County, in the northwestern part of the state of Nebraska, in the Great Plains region of the United States. Its population was 8,491 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Box Butte County.
  3. Alliance is a town in Pamlico County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 776 at the 2010 census. It is part of the New Bern, North Carolina Micropolitan Statistical Area.
  4. Alliance is a village in central Alberta, Canada. Established as a station on a Canadian National line in 1916, Alliance became a village in 1918. It is located on Highway 602, approximately 160 km east of Red Deer. The village is 2 km east of Veterans Memorial Highway and 2.5 km north of the Battle River.
  5. The Alliance Amtrak station is an Amtrak station in Alliance, Ohio, United States. Located at 820 East Main Street, the station consists of an uncovered platform on the south side of the east-west tracks, with a shelter and a small parking lot nearby.
  6. Alliance is an unincorporated community in Adams Township, Madison County, Indiana.
  7. Alliance a.k.a. Alliance, California: Alliance is a former unincorporated community in Humboldt County, California now incorporated in Arcata. It lies at an elevation of 36 feet.
  8. Alliance a.k.a. Alliance, Missouri: Alliance is an unincorporated community in the northwestern part of Whitewater Township in Bollinger County, Missouri.

There are other places with in their name, like Belle Alliance, Alliance College, Alliance Theatre, Alliance Township, Alliance Girls High School and Afro-American Historical Society/Art Alliance.


  1. Alliance is an American Rock band formed in 1991 by Robert Berry, Alan Fitzgerald, David Lauser, and Gary Pihl. As of mid-2012, they have released five albums.
  2. Alliance is a musical group.
    • also known as Alliance Band
    • album: "New Horizon"
  3. Alliance is a musical group.
  4. Alliance is a musical group.
    • album: "Alliance Bustin Loose"
  5. Alliance is a musical group.
    • albums: "Sleep With One Eye Open", "In Control"

There are other groups with in their name, like No Alliance, US Alliance, Last Alliance, SKAB Alliance, Alliance Japan, Blues Alliance, Alliance Ethnik, Deadly Alliance, Mighty Alliance, Planet Alliance, Plasma Alliance, Pledge Alliance, The 440 Alliance, Uncanny Alliance, Vicious Alliance, The Fifth Alliance, The Ozark Alliance, The Quark Alliance, The Tough Alliance.


  1. "Alliance" is a composition.
  2. "ALLIANCE" is a musical single of Mari Natsuki.
    • released on
  3. "Alliance" is a musical album of Grailknights.
    • released in (7 years ago)
  4. "Alliance" is a musical album of Mél-T Pierre Béchir.
    • released in (9 years ago)
  5. "Alliance" is a musical album of K-Branding.
    • released on (4 years ago)
  6. "Alliance" is a musical album of Ryal.
  7. "Alliance" is a musical single of Air Cav.
    • released in (7 years ago)
  8. "Alliance" is a composition.


  1. "Alliance" is a book published in 1990 that was written by Jerry Oltion.
    • also known as Isaac Asimov's Robots and Aliens: Alliance
    • language: English Language
    • released on (25 years ago)
  2. "Alliance" is a book by Gerald N. Lund.
    • also known as "The Alliance"
    • subjects: Christianity, Religion


"Alliance" is a 25-metre-high sculpture in the centre of Cardiff, Wales, created by Paris installation artist Jean-Bernard Métais, from a concept by art critic Hervé-Armand Béchy. It consists of a large, partly enamelled, stainless steel arrow, and a hoop that glows in the dark. It was financed by the St David’s shopping centre as part of a £1.5m public art scheme in the city centre, and was unveiled on 3 December 2009.

  • completed in (7 years ago)


  1. Alliance: An alliance is a pact, coalition or friendship between two or more parties, made in order to advance common goals and to secure common interests. It is a Political agreement between countries to support each other in disputes with other countries.
    • also known as Alliance Party
  2. The Alliance, formerly Alliance for Sweden, is a centre-right political alliance in Sweden.
    • also known as 瑞典聯盟
  3. The Alliance is a fictional corporate supergovernment in the Serenity franchise, a powerful authoritarian government and law-enforcement organization that controls the majority of territory within the known universe. Originally composed solely of a number of "core worlds", several years prior to the show's timeframe the Alliance fought the Unification War to bring all colonized worlds under its control. The Independent Faction wanted the outer worlds to remain autonomous and attempted to resist Alliance control. The war raged for several years, resulting in heavy casualties on both sides, until the Alliance emerged victorious. An armistice was signed between the Alliance and the Independent Faction, thus ending the war and securing Alliance control over the entirety of the system.
  4. The Alliance is a left-wing political party in New Zealand. It was formed in 1991, and was influential in the 1990s, but has since declined and has no representation in parliament. It suffered a major setback after Jim Anderton, the party's leader, left the party in 2002, taking several of the party's MPs. After the remaining MPs lost their seats in the 2002 election, some commentators predicted the demise of the party. The Alliance stood candidates in the 2005 election but won less than 1% of the party vote. The Alliance contested Auckland City Council elections under the City Vision banner, in concert with the New Zealand Labour Party and Green Party. The Alliance ran 15 electorate candidates and a total of 30 candidates on the party list in the 2008 election, increasing its party vote marginally from 2005.
  5. The Alliance is a fictional group of comic book extraterrestrials published by DC Comics. They first appeared in JLA/Haven: The Arrival #1, and were created by Ashley-Jayne Nicolaus, Matthew P. Schuster, and Ariel Olivetti.
  6. The Alliance was a short-lived French automobile manufactured in Paris from 1905 to 1908. Also known as the Aiglon, the marque had a similar radiator to that used on the Mass. The company listed an 18hp four with Tony Huber engine in 1908; this car sold in England for £450.
  7. alliance a.k.a. The Orbis Cascade Alliance is a library consortium serving academic libraries in the Northwestern United States. The consortium was formed through the 2003 merger of two previous consortia, Orbis and Cascade, which incorporated libraries in Oregon and Washington, respectively. Current governing members are 36 colleges and universities in Oregon and Washington, plus the University of Idaho, the newest member. The Alliance serves many types of libraries in a broader area that includes Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Alaska and Hawaii.
  8. The Alliance was made from 1904 to 1905 by Automobil- und Motorwerke Alliance Fischer & Abele, Berlin. They were powered by either 2- or 4-cylinder engines. Chassis and engines made by the company were often supplied to other factories as proprietary components.
  9. The Alliance is a political party in Saint Martin, led by Dominique Riboud. It won in the 1 July and 8 July 2007 Territorial Council elections despite 9.05% none out of 23 seats.
  10. Alliance was an American basketball team based in Alliance, Ohio that was a member of the Central Basketball League. The team replaced the East Liverpool Potters for the final 10 games of the 1908/09 season going 0-10.
  11. The alliance the force belongs, or belonged, to.

Phrases with Alliance

  1. Holy Alliance
  2. Unholy Alliance
  3. northern alliance
  4. war of the grand alliance

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Alliance

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Google previewInternational Symposium on Computer and Information Sciences (2002)

by Erol Gelenbe

An offensive k— alliance is a set of vertices A C V such that for every vertex v 6 dA, the number of neighbors v has in A is at least as large as the number of neighbors it has in V — S plus k. In this paper, we deal with two types of sets associated ...

Google previewInternational Conference on Economics and Management Engineering (ICEME2014) (2014)

IUR strategic alliance is an allied form of enterprises, scientific research institutions and universities in strategic needs of some...

Synergistic IUR strategic alliance: a new self-organization evolution IUR alliance is a product of enterprise's ...

Google previewEnvironmental Systems and Societies for the IB Diploma (2012)

by Paul Guinness, Brenda Walpole

The RNC Alliance is a non-governmental organisation active in the field of the restoration of natural capital (Figure 3.13).

The RNC Alliance is an international network ofindividuals and not—for-profit, non-governmental organisations that ...

Google previewPrinciples of Interpretation (1996)

Mastering Clear and Concise Interventions in Psychotherapy by Steven T. Levy

The therapeutic alliance is a concept that has evolved gradually as psychoanalytic technique has developed and has become part of the parlance of most psychoanalytically derived psychotherapeutic approaches. Freud at different times ...

Google previewConstraints and Opportunities for the Development of Communication and Participation Strategies (2012)

by Hans-Liudger Dienel, Heike Walk, Angela Jain

Hyderabad Climate Alliance The Hyderabad Climate Alliance is a wing of the Indian Youth Climate Network (IYCN). It was established in 2008 in the context of the Indian Youth Summit on Climate Change, the nation's first youth summit ...

Google previewDevelopment of Shipping and Ports in North-east Asia (2005)

by United Nations: Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

The word alliance is a less binding category of partnership and is based on a " gentlemen's agreement" concluded for the long term -at least 10 years- in which parties agree to cooperate according to certain principles defined in the agreement.

Google previewDeleuze & Guattari (2013)

Emergent Law by Jamie Murray

The core operation of the territorial social machine is that the principle of exogenous alliance is the extensive form that...

Google previewWhen the Body Is the Target (2002)

Self-Harm, Pain, and Traumatic Attachments by Sharon Klayman Farber

'The therapeutic alliance is a way of looking at the entire clinical field, a lens, that allows for heightened attention to the capacities and motivations, conscious and unconscious, from all levels of the personality and all stages of ...

Google previewUniversity of Mount Union 2012 (2011)

by Steph Monsanty

Alliance is a small city of about twenty-five thousand people, and students say that it gives off a small-town vibe. The city gets high...

The worst thing about Alliance is that there's not much to keep students within the city limits. Shopping and ...

Google previewPlunkett's Telecommunications Industry Almanac 2007 (2006)

Telecommunications Industry Market Research, Statistics, Trends & Leading Companies by Jack W. Plunkett

org The Wi-Fi Alliance is a nonprofit group that promotes wireless interoperability via Wi-Fi...

WiMedia Alliance is an open, nonprofit wireless industry association that promotes the adoption and standardization of ...

Google previewManaging and Using Information Systems, Binder Ready Version (2016)

A Strategic Approach by Keri E. Pearlson, Carol S. Saunders, Dennis F. Galletta

A strategic alliance is an interorganizational relationship that affords one or more companies in the relationship a strategic advantage.

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Benin (2012)

by Mathurin C. Houngnikpo, Samuel Decalo

ABP AC ACAT-B ADD ADD ADP AFJ B AFP AGRA ALCRER AN ANCB ANR AOF AR ASD AU BCEAO BEPC Acronyms and Abbreviations Agence Bénin Presse/Benin Press Agency Alliance Caméléon/Chameleon Alliance Action des ...

Google previewA Political and Economic Dictionary of Africa (2013)

by David Seddon

Alliance pour la démocratie et le progrès (Alliance for Democracy and Progress) Political partyinthe Central African Republic, established in 1991. Its nationalsecretary is TchapkaBrédé. Alliance démocratique pour le progrès du Cameroun ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Republic of the Congo (2012)

by John F. Clark, Samuel Decalo

Alliance Nationale pour la Démocratie (National Alliance for Democracy) African Development Bank Industrie Africaine des Plastiques ...

Google previewInternational Dictionary of Music Therapy (2013)

by Kevin Kirkland

therapeutic alliance therapeutic alliance Refers to the collaborative aspect of the relationship between therapist and client. It is a way of looking at the therapeutic relationship through the lens of effective goal-directed work (Muran and ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of African-American Education (1996)

by Faustine Childress Jones-Wilson

The National Alliance of Black School Educators is a coalition of over seven thousand African-American teachers and educational administrators dedicated to the affirmation of the inherent worth, dignity, and educability of African- Americans ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Marxism (2014)

by Elliott Johnson, David Walker, Daniel Gray

Alianza Democrática/Democratic Alliance [Chile] ADAV Allgemeiner Deutscher Arbeiterverein/German Workers' Association ADM-19 Alianza Democrática M-19/ Democratic Alliance M-19 [Colombia] AFL American Federation of Labor AFPL ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Government and Politics (1992)

by M. E. Hawkesworth, Maurice Kogan

Thus, an alliance is a formal agreement between two or more nations to collaborate on national security issues. It is far simpler to define alliances than to explain the forces that generate, sustain and destroy them. Why do nations choose to ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Niger (2012)

by Abdourahmane Idrissa, Samuel Decalo

Caribbean and Pacific Association des Chefs Traditionnels du Niger Association pour la Diffusion de l'Islarn au Niger Alliance des Forces du Changement Agence Française de Développement Alliance des Forces Démocratiques Alliance ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Somalia (2003)

by Mohamed Haji Mukhtar

Appendix B: Political Factions RRA: Reewin Resistance Army SAMO: Somali African Muki Organization SDA: Somali Democratic Alliance SDM/Asali: Somali Democratic Movement SDM/Bonka: Somali Democratic Movement SDU: Somali ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Socialism (2006)

by James C. Docherty, Peter Lamb

Alliance pour la Démocratie au Mali-Parti ...

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Basic 1 level you earn each person 4 dollar when you join 18 dollar at one time as lifetime and earning unlimited your lives change! Who want join ...

Quotes about Alliance

Errors to be dangerous must have a great deal of truth mingled with them. It is only from this alliance that they can ever obtain an extensive circulation. (Sydney Smith)
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The value of this 8-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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